Midwest Regional Championship

Midwest Regional Championship 2017

November 4-5, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
Breese Stevens Field
In partnership with Madison Area Sports Commission

Teams from Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin will have the opportunity at the USQ Midwest Regional Championship for the opportunity to attend the national championship, the US Quidditch Cup. Last season, Mizzou Quidditch defeated Kansas to take home their first Midwest Regional Championship title in Nevada, Iowa. Who will rise above the rest in the newly created collegiate division this season? Who will claim the title of community champion? Come to Madison, Wisconsin in November to find out!

For information about registration requirements, gameplay format, and more details geared towards teams, please visit the player information page. For information about events for kids and attending the event as a spectator, please visit the spectator information page. For information about officiate and volunteer opportunities, please visit the volunteer information page.

General event information on this page:

EVENT SCHEDULE

The gameplay schedule is available here. Games will start between 8-9am ET.

Friday, November 3:
All Day —Teams arrive at hotel.
9:00-10:30pm — Player check in at the Holiday Inn
5109 W Terrace Dr, Madison, WI 53718
9:30pm — Captains/coaches meeting at Holiday Inn 

Saturday, November 4:
7:00am— Setup begins
7:30am - Volunteer check-in begins
8:00am —Teams arrive, Player check-in resumes, officials meeting for all head referees and snitch runners, meeting for captains/coaches not in attendance Friday night
8:00am — Gates open to the public
8:30am — Opening Ceremonies begin
8:40am — Opening Ceremonies conclude
9:00am — Games begin
8:10pm — Games end 

Sunday, November 5:
7:00am— Setup begins
7:30am - Volunteer check-in begins
8:00am — Teams arrive, gates open to the public
9:00am — Games begin
1:45pm - Youth Quidditch on Field 2
2:30pm — Collegiate Division Championship Game
4pm — Medal presentation

LIST OF ATTENDING TEAMS

Brew City Warriors
Chicago United Quidditch Club
Columbia College Chicago Quidditch
Creighton Quidditch
Illini Ridgebacks Quidditch Team
Illinois State University Firebirds
Kansas City Reign Quidditch Club
Kansas Quidditch
Marquette University Quidditch
Minnesota Quidditch
Mizzou Quidditch
SIUE Quidditch Club
Southern Illinois University
Twin Cities Quidditch Club 
University of Northern Colorado
Wisconsin Quidditch 

SCORES

Scores will be available to view here as well as on Twitter @USQScores. The scoresheet is here. It is also embedded below. 

FACILITY ADDRESS

Breese Stevens Field
917 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

FACILITY INFORMATION

Free street parking is available. See this map for more details. Pets are not allowed on-site. Outside food and drink except for bottled water is not allowed.

EVENT HOST

We would like to thank our valued partners, Madison Area Sports Commission, for their support of this event.

PRESS PASS

To request a press pass, please email press@usquidditch.org. A press pass gives one access to shoot video and photos between the hard boundary and the spectator line. Please note that the use of tripods is prohibited along the scorekeeper table side of each field. Individuals with tripods must be on the opposite side of the field. Tripods are not allowed within the hard boundary area. Access to shooting in the hard boundary area is granted on a case by case basis.

For interview requests in advance of the event, please email press@usquidditch.org.

VENDORS

US Quidditch merch, including event t-shirts and hoodies, will be available to purchase on-site. We take cash, check, and credit card. Food will also be available to purchase on-site.

Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase, but outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited. All attendees shall fully abide by the policies and laws governing alcohol. Any attendee found to not be in compliance with these policies, whether a player, spectator, or other individual, may be asked to leave the event without a refund.

  • No person under the age of 21 may possess or consume any alcoholic beverages. It is unlawful for a person who purchases alcohol while on licensed premises to give the alcoholic liquors to a person to whom it cannot lawfully be sold on the premises.
  • Players, volunteers, and officials may not bring in alcohol or remove it from the event venue. Players, volunteers, and officials may only consume alcohol during the event that has been purchased on-site through the official alcohol vendor. All alcohol must remain within the confines of the facility.
  • No person shall sell, give, or otherwise make available any alcoholic beverage to a person who is visibly intoxicated.
  • Any person who is visibly intoxicated is subject to ejection from the event.
  • Intoxication by any player, official, or volunteer, regardless of age, whether in public or private, is prohibited, and subjects that person to the USQ disciplinary policy. Symptoms of intoxication may include, but are not limited to, slurred speech, impaired motor coordination, vomiting, loss of consciousness, or loss of good judgment.
  • Per USQ policy, no person shall permit, tolerate, encourage or participate in any “drinking games”. This includes, but is not limited to, a contest, game, event, or other endeavor which encourages or promotes the consumption of alcoholic beverages by participants at extraordinary speed or in increased quantities, or in more potent form.
  • Players are strongly discouraged from consuming any alcohol while their team is still playing in the tournament. A player who is visibly under the influence of alcohol immediately before a game or during a match is subject to suspension from that game and additional action may be taken.
  • Officials (including all referees, snitches, scorekeepers, timekeepers, and others affiliated with any match in an official capacity) may not consume any alcohol during their shift and are forbidden from consuming any alcohol until they have completed all game assignments for the day.
  • General volunteers may not consume any alcohol during their shift, and are discouraged from consuming any alcohol until they have completed all volunteer shifts for the day.

To sign up to be a vendor, please fill this form and staff will contact you within two business days. It costs $100 to register as a vendor at a single regional championship. Nonprofits may vend for free, provided there is space available.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is eligible to compete in this event?

The regional championship is open to all official member teams of USQ based in the Midwest region. In order to participate, players must be official USQ members (trial members may not participate in regional championships or US Quidditch Cup 11 without first upgrading their membership).

Is there a registration fee for the tournament?

No. Participation in a regional championship is free to all official member teams.

How many teams will qualify to compete in the national championship?

There is 1 bid available in the community division and 7 in the collegiate division.

Can teams attend multiple regional championships?

No, teams may only attend one regional championship per year.

Can my team attend a different regional championship than the one that is in my region?

Teams may apply to receive a waiver to attend a different regional championship than their own. Teams are not guaranteed a waiver to attend a different regional championship just by virtue of submitting the waiver request form. Possible acceptable circumstances under which a waiver will be granted include: assigned regional championship is much farther away than alternative regional championship, financially infeasible to attend assigned regional championship, or affiliated institution is holding a required activity during the regional championship (e.g. final exams). To apply to attend a different regional championship, please submit this form no later than one month before the date of your assigned regional championship.

Teams located in a region whose division is less than the minimum number of teams required to have a regional championship may also be invited to transfer and attend another regional championship of USQ’s choice, based on their location.

Who is planning this event?

All USQ events are planned in collaboration with the full events department, led by Events Director Mary Kimball and Events Manager Jillian Flom. You can see the full list of event department staff here. Additionally, we work with all of our volunteers across the league (ex. referee and snitch volunteers, regional coordinators, etc.) to ensure that events are the highest quality possible.

CONTACT US

Questions about the regional championship? Email events@usquidditch.org.